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JD Kelleher is a queer, non-binary, Irish actor & singer/songwriter living in London. Their debut single, a cover of Joy Division's 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' [] became the number one rock tune of the marriage equality referendum in Ireland in 2015. JD followed this with an acclaimed debut EP ‘The Ugly Tree’ (2017.) Their second single from the EP, ‘Imagery’ alsao entered the Irish Top 30 songs []
JD has worked with most of Ireland and the UK’s major theatres as an actor, including Druid, the Abbey and the Gate in Ireland and in the UK on the West End, at the National Theatre, the RSC, Bristol Old Vic, Birmingham Rep, to mention but a few. He won Best Music Video 2019 at Brighton Rocks Film Festival, UK for  'Redeem' []

JD did not sit still during the lockdowns of 2020, releasing two singles and videos… ‘Jump’ [] and ‘Put Your Lights On’ []
2021 kicked off with a burst of positivity with single and video 'Give Me Light' [] filmed in County Clare, Ireland.

2023 was highly productive with three singles and music videos, including their acclaimed version of Over the Rainbow, recorded to mark 30 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in Ireland, in 1993
2023 also brought JD’s most streamed year to date on Spotify with a massive uptick in streaming, followers & playlisting, reaching thousands of new listeners.

An album of new songs, Now Is Our Time, co-written with Spanish producer & drummer Jimmy Piñol is almost complete and includes the current smash single & video, THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS and JD’s earlier 2024 single release Dance On Ur Own 2 Feet. Dance On Ur Own 2 Feet will screen at this years Brighton Rocks Film Festival at the end of June.



Dance On Ur Own 2 Feet

2024 - March

The Wings Of Your Love

2023 - October

Over The Rainbow

2023 - July

Give Me Light

2021 - January


2020 - February


2018 - August

Blitzkrieg Bop

2016 - August

Love Will Tear Us Apart

2015 - April

Bridge Over Troubled Water

2023 - October

Too Much

2021 - October

Put Your Lights On

2020 - April

Somebody / Nobody

2018 - December

Avenge The Maybes

2016 - November


2016 - March

The Ugly Tree

2017 - EP



“The Ugly Tree is soaked in classic rock swagger and defiance, Kelleher draws upon his rage, humour and character to deliver a truly powerful performance that strikes a unique chord with his audience” -

“Avenge the Maybes is powerful and rousingly anthemic” -

"The new video delivers a cinematic and encapsulating choreography of dance, reflection and light, filmed on the idyllic beaches of Fanore, County Clare" -

"The song is a free expression of love and desire between two men. In that sense it's a love song. As a gay man and a gay artists, of course it means the world to me to be able to do that... I don't hear nearly enough of that on the radio... but all that aside, I love the song. Pop music has always been a huge part of my life, and lockdowns have reconnected me with that passion" - JD Kelleher via



April 12 - The Dublin Castle, London, UK
March 31 - The Gunners, London, UK
February 23 - The Water Rats, London, UK
February 2 - Nambucca, London, UK w/ Camden Rocks

December 20 - The Dublin Castle, London, UK
November 24 - The Water Rats, London, UK
October 7 - The Dublin Castle, London, UK
August 4 - The Dublin Castle, London, UK
June 25 - The Garage, London, UK
February 11 - The Dublin Castle, London, UK

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